The following data is extracted from Biographies of Croydon, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
EDWARD BROWN, son of Briant Brown, a worthy farmer and a man of good judgment, was born January, 1818. He has for a long time taken a deep interest in the agricultural affairs of the State and County. In 1866 he was one of the Committee on the State Agricultural College, whose duty it was to report to the Legislature a suitable plan, location and other matters relating to the State College.
Source: Biographies of Croydon, Sullivan County, New Hampshire